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Neil Wyatt06/02/2018 18:35:59
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Thanks... I was searching through the Christchurch Times...

Neil

Roderick Jenkins06/02/2018 19:18:14
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I have absolutely no idea how Christchurch got into my original postblush

Richard S206/02/2018 22:05:41
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Still too cold in my Workshop to stay in there for long, but managed to finish the constituent parts and complete the Fire Grate on my Modded 1" Minnie-

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I have also completely dismantled the engine to a pile of bits for more work on various parts and prep for finishing....in the warmth and comfort of the Lounge !!!!!.

Neil Wyatt06/02/2018 22:26:34
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Looks far too nice to build a fire on.

mechman4807/02/2018 11:05:12
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Started, again, on the swing arms for my Vertical Cross, using another method of construction... no pic at the mo... face 18

​George.

Brian H07/02/2018 18:07:13
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Yesterday was an almost windless day in North Derbyshire which meant that I could do some silver soldering in the open instead of risking burning down my workshop because of its low ceiling!

The item was the cylinders and valve chest for my 1858 Burrell-Boydell.

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It now needs a pickle and machining to finish.

Brian

Neil Wyatt07/02/2018 19:29:31
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I like that

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JasonB10/02/2018 20:26:07
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Think I need to start a thread for negative progressblush

jimmy b11/02/2018 09:17:38
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Today I fell out with my ARC versatile milling vice!

Doing a job yesterday, it really tightened up trying to undo it. A load of crap had got into the threads and worked right into the nut. Its now demoted to No. 2 vice.

Its a flawed design, in that respect. Some of the "Kurt" ones have wipers on the thread and shim in the gap for this very reason.

Just glad I cleaned it out rather than carry on and bugger the tread right up! (I've seen that done at work, cast iron dust got in there and seized a £600 vice!)

Jim

Brian H11/02/2018 10:17:19
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Posted by Neil Wyatt on 07/02/2018 19:29:31:

I like that

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Thanks Neil, I'm now working on the mechanism to raise the crankshaft so that the pinions on the ends engage with the internal gears in the hind wheels. Will post again when there is more to see.

Brian

mechman4812/02/2018 14:38:09
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Small but progressing, remade ( 2nd time ) the swing arms for the Vert.cross engine...Just need to clean up ...

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George.

Mark Rand12/02/2018 22:16:50
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Posted by jimmy b on 11/02/2018 09:17:38:

Today I fell out with my ARC versatile milling vice!

 

Doing a job yesterday, it really tightened up trying to undo it. A load of crap had got into the threads and worked right into the nut. Its now demoted to No. 2 vice.

Its a flawed design, in that respect. Some of the "Kurt" ones have wipers on the thread and shim in the gap for this very reason.

 

Just glad I cleaned it out rather than carry on and bugger the tread right up! (I've seen that done at work, cast iron dust got in there and seized a £600 vice!)

 

Jim

 

Is it worth getting a Kurt brush seal and retro-fitting it? You'd still be about £400 ahead on the deal compared with a 6" Kurt.

Edited By Mark Rand on 12/02/2018 22:17:19

mechman4813/02/2018 00:45:20
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Finally ! completed the swing arms for my vert.cross engine... on the third attempt wink

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such a faff on... small fiddly bits... getting them aligned & set with Loctite, hopefully it'll stay together. Next up the con rod... thinking

​George.

Brian H18/02/2018 07:59:59
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I've spent the week remaking all the parts I made last week! (for my 1858 Burrell)

This was due to a variety of problems such as using some engaving brass on a silver soldered job and the brass behaved like plasticene on subsequent operations, and I changed my mind about how to make a couple of items. Also made a couple of mistakes in marking out. oh well.

On the up side I have discovered just how useful is the ER32 collet set is that was a Christmas present. I realised that I can use my mill/drill as a mill one minute and then use drills with only a change of collet needed. I'm so pleased with the set that I have ordered hex and square Stevenson blocks.

Brian

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Jim Nic18/02/2018 10:57:54
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Swing arms look good George. yes I think that's probably the trickiest bit.

Jim

mechman4818/02/2018 11:09:51
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Posted by Jim Nic on 18/02/2018 10:57:54:

Swing arms look good George. yes I think that's probably the trickiest bit.

Jim

​Thanks Jim, hopefully the rest of it proves easier...dont know

George.

IanT18/02/2018 12:33:15
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Very nice work Brian - but sorry to hear about your 'plasticene' experience.

I think you will find many good uses for the Stevensons ER blocks...

IanT

Brian H18/02/2018 13:31:50
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Thanks Ian, I already have work lined up for the Stevenson ER Blocks, I need to mill squares on 2 shafts for handwheels and I have a couple of oilers that need hexagons milling in awkward places. I'm sure I will find lots of similar uses.

Brian

Neil Wyatt18/02/2018 15:31:23
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Posted by JasonB on 10/02/2018 20:26:07:

Ow.

Crunchy cast iron with a chewy brass topping...

Did the cutter survive?

Neil

JasonB18/02/2018 17:22:42
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Yes cutter was OK, a brazed tip one ground for external cutting with the boring head. It was a combination of a bit too much above the vice, reclaimed cast iron and using the quill feed rather than feeding the head down as I had done to shape the CI

Got the cylinder and top & bottom covers done this week and a few other odd bits

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